Stroke Support Group

Stroke Support Group

Stroke Support Group to resume in February

Many stroke survivors and their caregivers experience a range of emotions after a stroke. Our team is here to help. Join us for our FREE monthly support group led by therapist and stroke survivor Deborah Roszkowski, OTR/L, CDRS.

The support group will meet in the board room at the Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospital at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, beginning February 2nd.

For more information please contact Donna 570.830.8935 or to register please CLICK HERE 

Support Group Dates

  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2

To view or download a poster for the Support Group with more information click here.

Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospital is located at 150 Mundy Street Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Therapist and Stroke Survivor

Since 1995, Deborah had been an Occupational Therapist and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist with the then-named Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. When one day in 1999 her world changed.

"I was 34 years old when I suffered a brainstem stroke and my whole life changed. When I woke up in the intensive care unit the only thing I could do was blink my left eye! I had what is called 'locked-in syndrome'. I was cognitively intact and aware of everything around me, but all other function was lost."

"I spent a month in acute care and about three months in inpatient rehabilitation at Heinz. I received occupational, physical, and speech therapy from my co-workers."

"I went home in a wheelchair with home health and spent another year doing outpatient therapy. Slowly, and with the grace of God, I regained function."

"Today, despite paralysis and other impairments, I feel I have a good life."